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, too. joining me from burbank, california is a board member of why tuesday.org and host at huff post live. hi, jacob, how are you? >> good morning. thanks for having me. >> so talk to me, why tuesday? >> oh, man. so the short answer is absolutely no good reason whatsoever. and a little bit longer answer is because of like you said, the law set in 1845 meant to make voting convenient for people that travel by horse and buggy. and today i don't think many your viewers travel by horse and buggy today. >> i think typically we always think of however we vote, we think of it as natural or true with a capital t rather than the result of kind of political wrangli wrangling. tell me a little bit about the story of how we get to tuesday as a voting day. >> literally it was the most convenient day for largely agrarian society. wednesday was market day. sunday you couldn't travel for religious observance, it took a day to get there, a day back, so tuesday was the most convenient day. today census data almost every single time indicates because of the inconvenience of voting, tuesday, is the numb
12% of all students in california in the 1950s and 1960s. they were able to go because it was down the street from them. that's the kind of system we need to get back to. in california in the middle of this century we saw obviously the building of the ucs, but we also saw the building of california state schools and of community colleges. i think it's worth us talking about how to preserve those systems, too. those are the real ladders for access. >> it's interesting felicia talks about free access that is down the street from you. i think, well, that's the internet. free access that's down the street from you isn't your local college anymore. it is internet classes. >> which is an interesting point, because as the cost of learning is becoming cheaper, ironically the cost of education keeps going up and up and up. so why might that be? >> interesting. >> one of the problems -- this is what i like to call the "u.s. news & world report" industrial complex. >> oh, i know this one. >> people rank schools on not only how much money they can raise but how much money they can spend, like
that followed, including the case which was a challenge to affirmative action out of university of california, the court said diversity could be a plus factor, race could be a plus factor but -- that's how it evolved until we got to the university of michigan cases in the early 2000s. >> i want to go back on the texas thing for a bit. it's lbj who initially makes this claim for affirmatively furthering fairness. it's insufficient to say you're now equal. he has this language about taking off the shackles and go run, you have affirmatively further it. >> i think that's exactly right. the we is what does equality require? it grew out of our history which imposed specific burdens on members of our society. slavery, racism, jim crowe. they will had impacts. lbj in the '60s is saying how do we move forward? you can't let the shackles down and think we have equality. you have to work to make equality. that's where the concept was rooted initially. >> this notion though of a reparation or repair tiff as foekt affirmative action goes away in michigan. the michigan cases which are ultimately up for de
at elizabeth warren today running, i remember when huffington ran as governor of california. i mean, the sexism and the ma soj any that she was treated with, the dismissing of the -- the disdain. these things have to stop, they have to end. they have to address women and what they're saying, what they're doing. not who they are, who they think they are and what should -- >> i want to play. >> it should stop. >> i want to play for you what todd akin said about claire mostly sunny mccaskill. i'm sorry i have to do this. this is todd akin talking about claire mccaskill and her relationship to washington, d.c. take a listen. >> she goes to washington, d.c. and it's a little bit like one of those dog, fetch, and she goes to washington, d.c. and gets all of these taxes and red tape and bureaucracy and executive orders and agencies and she brings all of this stuff and dumps it on us in missouri. >> so politics is tough, you got to have thick skin. but this guy, akin, given his track record, saying she's like a dog that fetches. >> a bit much. doglessly. i'm horrified by that. quite frankly, i'm sort o
of california, many state legislators were saying that the reason they cut higher education for the uc system first is they figured there was the least amount of political consequence for them in doing so because young people don't vote. the case that we're making to people is not just vote because of the historical importance or because of the necessity as american citizens, but money equates to vote because they allocate money and resources on the basis of how groups turn out and that's critical. >> if they think they can cut you without consequence, they will. >> they will. >> part of the sin nichl here, too, is the youth vote was a critical vote in the 2008 elections. to this point of who is most impacted, both the people who have been getting much, much more engaged in our electoral process. these are first -- many times they're first-time voters. and what we're doing is essentially saying, and by the way, you know, we're not really that interested in you participating. >> stay out. >> professor kathy from the university of chicago, you know, put out this ground breaking study that showe
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